Michelle Speta

University of Alberta

I'm a PhD student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The contributions that I have made to SERC to date stem from geoscience education research I conducted as an undergraduate at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Reid. Although my current PhD research is not directly related to education, my passion for teaching and course design is applied in my role as department teaching assistant for first year introductory geoscience and third year advanced geology field school.

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Learning Assessment #5 - Geologic Time (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the principles of relative age, absolute age and numerical age bracketing.

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Learning Assessment #3 - Igneous & Sedimentary Rocks (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of igneous and sedimentary rocks and processes.

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Learning Assessment #2 - The Rock Cycle part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the rock cycle.

Learning Assessment #7 - Maps & Structures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of geological maps and structures (faults and folds).

Learning Assessment #4 - Metamorphic Rocks (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of metamorphic rocks and processes.

Learning Assessment #8 - Concept Map (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An end of the term, in-class activity that challenges students to synthesize their understanding of the fundamental concepts taught over the course of the semester - plate tectonics, the rock cycle, geologic time ...

Learning Assessment #6 - Geologic Time (2010) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the principles of relative age, absolute age and numerical age dating.

Learning Assessment #1 - Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the basic concepts of plate tectonics.